Marketing and advertising

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 20, 2019 - 3:19 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for freezing out rivals in the online advertising business. The ruling brings to nearly $10 billion the...
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FILE- In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg adjusts his tie as he arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. Earlier this month Zuckerberg announced a new “privacy-focused vision” for the company to focus on messaging instead of more public sharing, but he stayed mum on overhauling Facebook’s privacy practices in its core business. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 19, 2019 - 1:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens as he takes part in a non-partisan panel discussion hosted by the University of Washington Jackson School and the American Security Project on the UW campus in Seattle. The little-known Washington state governor recently raised over $1 million in the days after launching his White House bid, thanks in part to an email list of donors he’s cultivated for months. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 18, 2019 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, little known outside his home state, boasts he raised over $1 million in the days after launching his White House bid. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others say they did, too. Impressive numbers, even if dwarfed by the $6 million or so...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, new features of Messenger are displayed during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. Facebook is already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links. It now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
March 12, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Facebook, already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links, now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online. The company's ambitions harken to how WeChat has become the centerpiece of digital life in China, where people use...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. Zuckerberg said Facebook will start to emphasize new privacy-shielding messaging services, a shift apparently intended to blunt both criticism of the company's data handling and potential antitrust action. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 07, 2019 - 3:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's shifting his company's focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy. Instead of just being the network that connects everyone, Facebook wants...
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FILE- In this April 11, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Zuckerberg laid out a new "privacy-focused" vision for social networking on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its future lies in privacy-oriented messaging that Facebook itself can't read. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO, announced the shift...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, listens as he finishes a day of testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2019 - 6:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen said during his congressional testimony Wednesday that Donald Trump grossly overstated his wealth before becoming president, including inflating his assets during a failed bid to buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014. The claim raises questions about whether Trump could face...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, Timo Boll carries the flag of Germany during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Athletes in Germany have scored a victory over Olympic restrictions on games-times advertising. A German federal agency says "abusive" limits on Olympic promotional activities should be relaxed. The Federal Cartel Office says the Olympic Charter's rules are "too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct." (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 27, 2019 - 11:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — In a win for athletes over Olympic restrictions, a German anti-trust agency has ruled that "abusive" limits on games-time promotional activities should be relaxed. The Olympic Charter's rules are "too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct," the Federal Cartel Office said in...
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January 22, 2019 - 9:41 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese model in advertisements for Italian fashion line Dolce & Gabbana that were widely derided in the country has apologized for her appearance in the campaign. Zuo Ye (TSUO YEH) says on her Weibo microblog that as a recent college graduate, she hadn't had time to consider...
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This image from Gillette's Twitter account shows a Gillette advertisement. The ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking online backlash, with some saying it talks down to men and calling for a boycott. Gillette says it doesn’t mind sparking a discussion, and since it debuted Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, the online-only ad has garnered millions of views on YouTube, a level of buzz and chatter that any brand would covet. (Gillette via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 8:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion. Since it debuted Monday, the Internet-only ad has garnered...
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